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Intensely Developed Area (IDA)
Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act (CBPA)
The Intensely Developed Area (IDA) is a designated redevelopment area of the city which incorporates portions of the RPA and RMA. The IDA as displayed on the IDA Map includes areas in which development was concentrated as of January 21, 1992, so that little of the natural environment remains, and where at least one of the three conditions as described in Section 26-516.E of the Chesapeake City Code existed as of that date.